With the Fall wedding season upon us in the midst of tough economic times, many couples are looking to save some money. Brides and grooms who are environmentally aware and want their celebration to reflect their earth-friendly values may have a built-in advantage when it comes to costs – going green often translates into simplifying, cutting out excess and avoiding waste.
According to an analysis conducted by RTI International individuals weighing eighty pounds or more above their healthy target weight can reduce their life expectancy by three to twelve years. A new study indicated that obesity also can severely impact your brain.
As World Water Week ended last week in Stockholm, numerous reports and innovations were revealed, including one study finding that 93 percent of people surveyed in 15 countries view water issues as the priority global environmental problem ahead of air pollution, climate change and damage to natural resources and habitats.
The first Audubon International Classic Sanctuary-certified golf course is set to open July 25 just outside downtown Memphis, Tenn. Mirimichi is the vision of Justin Timberlake, who rescued the golf course of his youth from commercial development.
Times are tough, and as the recession rolls on for the foreseeable future, it is important to consider what you can do to save yourself those hard-earned dollars. The good news is that saving money at home is ridiculously easy, thanks to poor environmental standards for homes and appliances. The twelve tactics below, which can all be completed in about an hour are free of any outside costs.
Almost everyone is familiar with the most common ways to help save the environment. Recycle. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Use energy-saving appliances. Trade in your SUV for a hybrid. Et cetera, et cetera. But there are many less common ways to be green. Here are a few of them:
Most people know that a good diet and regular exercise will keep the weight off while delivering an overall better quality of life; however, there are three things that also need to be monitored in order to make sure the weight stays off and more serious health risks do not arise.
The first thing to think about is chemicals.
While many in the United States enjoyed fireworks on the Fourth of July, a report was published indicating that as a nation we were “greener and happier” 20 years ago. Our overconsumption of resources does not necessarily correlate with increased well-being, and well-being can be achieved without excessive consumption, the report shows.
Informing the world about all things “green” is not an easy task, fortunately there are several fantastic resources out there in cyberspace that we enjoy. This is just a sampling of the green websites that we follow. Please share with us your favorites because together we can make a difference.
Thanks to a variety of inexpensive, trendy and accessible reusable totes, cutting down on plastic shopping bags has never been easier, or timely, for that matter. As cities across the U.S. consider legislation to add a tax on shopping bags and some retailers choose to do so of their own volition, now is the time to pick up a few reusable totes.